Do you know what happens when you stare at numbers long enough? You start seeing patterns “A Beautiful Mind” style. Welcome to the 2010 edition of Coming Soon The Reckoning! This is where I tally up the video game releases and paint a pretty graph. The best part is that this is my second year doing this, which means I finally have something to compare these numbers instead of just aimlessly making conjectures. Now you’ll be able to amaze your friends with specific numbers in your discussions concerning the number of mini-game collections that came out last year or the number of music games or even the number of pet sims that came out last year. Before that though, let’s start with the big picture.
Oh God! It’s coming. What am I talking about? The rush. I don’t mean the band either. I mean the rush of games that just comes out of nowhere come September. This week, we’re already starting to get a taste of it. Last year’s jump was bad enough with 52 games in August and 136 in September. Sleepless Sundays, here I come.